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Nestled in the coastal range of Mendocino County, California (about 45 minutes west of Ukiah) we are establishing a small farm and wildlife sanctuary. Based on principles of sustainability & permaculture our expanding ridge top garden consists of a variety of fruits, veggies, herbs and flowers. We are a vegetarian household living very simply off the grid. Our homestead is remote.
Andreas runs his own solar company and installs both off-grid and grid tied photovoltaic systems. He has a background in mechanical engineering and is originally from Germany. I (Laura) have a background in teaching. I have taught in four countries. Currently, I am working at a local hot springs resort. Andreas and I both love to travel. We met in the Philippines and traveled between the U.S.A. and Germany for five years before purchasing land in Mendocino County.
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH CHAINSAW OR SOLID BUILDING SKILLS TO HELP OUT IN THE SPRING.
SORRY, BUT WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN, DOGS OR OTHER PETS!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Come learn how to live off the grid, grow and process organic food, harvest local wild foods, make herbal products and become a land steward. At times we may also be working on a green building project as well.
Aside from garden tasks additional projects may include gathering seaweed and other native wild foods, cooking, canning, fermenting foods, making herbal preparations, habitat restoration, brush and trail clearing, small scale green building and learning how to build and maintain an off grid infrastructure and solar system.
We are looking for hardworking self-starters who are open minded, love to work outdoors, want to unplug and would enjoy the serenity of a mountain forest. If you have ever thought you might like to homestead or purchase raw land then our farm would be a good place to visit. If you are looking for a commercial farm you will not find it here.
Camping is available. RV/Camper parking is available. Indoor sleeping space may be available in the winter.
ORGANIC FOOD IS PROVIDED
Our idea of entertainment is reading, hiking, sunbathing, stargazing, drumming and conversing around the campfire.
Things to do in the area include enjoying the local hot springs, virgin redwood groves, rivers, beaches and historic coastal towns. Having your own car is helpful but not necessary. We can pick you up in Ukiah or Mendocino. A weekly trip into town is available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have space for vans and small travel trailers, however access to our homestead is via 1.2 miles of dirt road.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week